The Arizona Diamondbacks want to move on from 35-year-old right-hander Zack Greinke and the $104.5 million remaining on the final three years of his six-year, $206.5 million deal he signed with the team prior to the 2016 season. Buyer’s remorse?
That’s unlikely the case, Greinke’s had three solid seasons in Arizona. He’s gone over 200 innings in the past two seasons with around 200 strikeouts in both seasons. He’s also posted a winning record in each of the three seasons.
The Diamondbacks are trying to free up some money. Which could be hard to do given the fact that he has fifteen teams on his full no-trade list, including some very deep pockets.
Also included in the story is Greinke's full no-trade list, per a baseball source:
– Red Sox
– Blue Jays
— Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan) November 30, 2018
It looks like Greinke would prefer to play for a loser, but not just any losers. His list does exclude a few of those franchises as well. His best chance to play for a winner would be on the Brewers, Astros or Cubs.
We’ll have to see if any of those teams are interested in a pitcher in his mid-30s making $30+ million a season.